I've started ordering from an organic co-op. They deliver your goods once a week in Rubbermaid totes. The delivery guy came yesterday afternoon and I had the frond door open because we have the new screen.
Violet started barking at this guy putting stuff on "her" porch. Her bark is very deep and can be a little unnerving if you don't know her. But when I arrived at the door he asked if she was friendly. To that I opened the door and she went to him immediately wagging her tail. Then she started sniffing around on the grassy area inside our privacy fence. He asked questions about her age, breed, etc. and was very taken by her. As we talked she crossed the path and went up the slope into the green space beside us. This is where Monkey goes when she escapes.
The guy left and Vi kept exploring, ignoring my calling her and would look back and keep going. I guess she felt if the little brat can do it so can she. But the "good girl" kicked in and she only went as far as our fence, came back down and trotted to the front door without another word from me. I guess she tried it out, didn't see what all the fuss was about and is happy with her back yard!